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Can My Teenager Get Arrested for Juuling in Connecticut?

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Can My Teenager Get Arrested for Juuling in Connecticut?
  • Juuling has been called “the iPhone of e-cigarettes.”
  • It is a violation of federal law to sell vaping devices to anyone under 21.
  • Each Juul pod contains about the same amount of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes.
  • Juuling can get you suspended or expelled from Connecticut private high schools.

What is a Juul?

A Juul is a type of e-cigarette, popular among young people, that works by creating an aerosol to activate the ingredients. Use of a Juul is commonly known as “juuling” or “vaping.”

Is it illegal to Juul in Connecticut?

Under Connecticut General Statues § 19a-342a, it is a criminal infraction to vape in a variety of places including school buildings while student activities are being conducted, college dormitories, restaurants, and retail stores.

Is it illegal to buy a Juul?

Only if you’re under 18. As the best Connecticut criminal lawyers can explain, Connecticut criminal law CGS § 53-344b prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from buying or possessing an e-cigarette, like a Juul.

Is it illegal to sell a Juul?

Possibly. If your business sells Juuls or other e-cigarettes, you must verify the purchaser’s age from a driver’s license, passport, or ID card. If you fail to do so and you sell to a minor (someone under 18), then you can be in violation of the law.

Contact a Top Connecticut Criminal Lawyer Today

Has your teen been issued an infraction ticket for possessing or using a Juul in Connecticut? Are you being suspended or facing school discipline in Connecticut for a juuling or vaping? Have you been fined for selling e-cigarettes to minors?

Contact the Connecticut criminal lawyers at Mark Sherman Law today. For more information on our firm, click here to see our Avvo.com certified reviews. Then give us a call at (203) 358-4700.

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